Democracy Now!

Season 2012 Episode 0113

Friday, January 13, 2012

Aired Unknown Jan 13, 2012 on Democracy Now!
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Friday, January 13, 2012
On the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed roughly 300,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless, we speak with Randall Robinson, author of “An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President.” The United Nations estimates international donors gave Haiti over $1.6 billion in relief aid since the earthquake, and more than $2 billion in recovery aid over the last two years. But critics say little of the funding made it directly to the Haitian people, instead going to international non-governmental organizations and private companies involved in the relief effort. “I am not surprised that the reconstruction efforts are not going well,” Robinson says. “Because I don’t think the United States officially ever wanted anything to go well in Haiti.”moreless

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